Canada's Chan dignified in defeat

| Feb 16, 2014

Canada's Chan dignified in defeat

by Jack Gallagher

Canada’s Patrick Chan held a press conference on Saturday, the day after settling for the silver medal behind Yuzuru Hanyu. The three-time defending world champion is handling the disappointment remarkably well. “I am lucky I have people and my girlfriend to talk to,” he ...

Murakami, Mura earn Four Continents titles

Jan 25, 2014

Murakami, Mura earn Four Continents titles

Kanako Murakami completed a winning double for Japan at the Four Continents Championships on Saturday. Murakami scored 132.18 in the free skate for a total of 196.91 points, over 10 points clear of 15-year-old Satoko Miyahara. The bronze went to Zijun Li of China. ...

Murakami leads after Four Continents short program

Jan 23, 2014

Murakami leads after Four Continents short program

Kanako Murakami shrugged off ankle pain on Thursday to finish first in the women’s short program at the Four Continents Championships. Murakami, who had been dealing with pain in her ankle from ill-fitting skates she’s been trying since December, will go into Saturday’s free ...

Jan 21, 2014

Murakami making solid preparations for Four Continents

Olympian Kanako Murakami practiced on Tuesday and showed no ill effects from ankle pain ahead of the start of the Four Continents Championships. The skates Murakami began using after December’s Japan National Championships did not fit her well and caused her right ankle to ...

Murakami places seventh at Cup of Russia

Nov 23, 2013

Murakami places seventh at Cup of Russia

Former junior world champion Kanako Murakami delivered a much-improved performance Saturday after a poor short program, finishing seventh at the Cup of Russia, the sixth and final event of the Grand Prix Series. Murakami, fourth at the 2012-13 senior worlds, was bottom of the ...

Murakami struggles in women's SP at Cup of Russia

Nov 22, 2013

Murakami struggles in women's SP at Cup of Russia

Kanako Murakami got off to a nightmare start and languished in last place after the women’s short program Friday at the Cup of Russia, the sixth and final event of the Grand Prix series. Murakami, the biggest name of the three Japanese competing in ...